Course Descriptions

Athletic Training: (56-59 hours)

Catalog link

Requirements for Completion of Degree

Required Research Component (3 hours)

Either ESRM 5393. Statistics in Education and Health Professions. 3 Hours.

Applied statistics course for Master's degree candidates. Includes concepts and operations for frequency distributions, graphing techniques, measures of central tendency and variation, sampling, hypothesis testing, and interpretation of statistical results.

or ESRM 6403. Educational Statistics and Data Processing. 3 Hours.

Theory and application of frequency distributions, graphical methods, central tendency, variability, simple regression and correlation indexes, chi-square, sampling, and parameter estimation, and hypothesis testing. Use of the computer for the organization, reduction, and analysis of data (required of doctoral candidates). Prerequisite: ESRM 5013 or equivalent.

HHPR Required Courses (56 hours)

ATTR 5213. Athletic Training Clinical I — Application of Athletic Preventive Devices. 3 Hours.

This course will serve as an introduction to the athletic training clinical program. Procedures and policies of the clinical program and application of athletic preventive devices will be included as well. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate program in athletic training.

ATTR 5223. Athletic Training Clinical II — Emergency Procedures. 3 Hours.

This course will serve as a process for monitoring student's progression of athletic training competencies, acquire clinical hours under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer, and reinforce and instruct new emergency procedures. Prerequisite: ATTR 5213.

ATTR 5232. Athletic Training Clinical III — Lower Extremity Evaluation. 2 Hours.

This course will serve as a process for monitoring student's progression of athletic training proficiencies, acquire clinical hours under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer, and reinforce the evaluation skills of gait, lower extremity, and spine/pelvis. Prerequisite: ATTR 5223.

ATTR 5242. Athletic Training Clinical IV — Evaluation of Upper Extremity. 2 Hours.

This course will serve as a process for monitoring student's progression of athletic training competencies, acquire clinical hours under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer, and reinforce the evaluation skills of the upper extremities, head, neck, and posture. Prerequisite: ATTR 5232.

ATTR 5262. Athletic Training Clinical V — Rehabilitation Lab. 2 Hours.

This course will serve as a process for monitoring student's progression of athletic training competencies, acquire clinical hours under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer, and reinforce techniques and applications of therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation.

ATTR 5272. Athletic Training Clinical VI — Athletic Training Seminar. 2 Hours.

This course will serve as a process for monitoring student's progression of athletic training competencies, acquire clinical hours under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer, and serve as a capstone course validating the athletic training clinical proficiencies and prepare students for the NATABOC certification exam and future employment. Prerequisite: ATTR 5262.

ATTR 5313. Clinical Anatomy for Athletic Trainers. 3 Hours.

Instruction of human anatomy for the athletic training professional using lecture, diagrams, textbook readings, and demonstrations. Focus will be placed on anatomy of structures related to athletic injuries; and can be used in the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries in a variety of athletic training settings. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the graduate athletic training program or instructor consent.

ATTR 5363. Evaluation Techniques of Athletic Injuries — Upper Extremity. 3 Hours.

Use of scientific assessment methods to recognize and evaluate the nature and severity of athletic injuries to the upper extremities, trunk, and head. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate athletic training program.

ATTR 5373. Evaluation Techniques of Athletic Injuries — Lower Extremity. 3 Hours.

Use of scientific assessment methods to recognize and evaluate the nature and severity of athletic injuries to the hip and lower extremities. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate athletic training program.

ATTR 5403. Pathophysiology and Treatment I. 3 Hours.

This course will provide knowledge, skills, and values that the entry-level athletic trainer must possess to prevent, recognize, treat, advise on medications for and, when appropriate, refer general medical conditions and disabilities of physically active individuals. Prerequisite: Admission to the athletic training program.

ATTR 5413. Pathophysiology and Treatment II. 3 Hours.

This course will provide knowledge, skills, and values that the entry-level athletic trainer must possess to prevent, recognize, treat, advise on medications for and, when appropriate, refer general medical conditions and disabilities of physically active individuals. Prerequisite: ATTR 5403.

ATTR 5453. Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training. 3 Hours.

Contemporary therapeutic modalities used in managing athletic injuries. Modalities covered are classified as thermal agents, electrical agents, or mechanical agents. Emphasis is placed on their physiological effects, therapeutic indications (and contraindications), and clinical application. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate athletic training program.

ATTR 5463. Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries. 3 Hours.

A systematic approach to exercise program development, techniques, indications and contraindications of exercise, and progression as related to athletic injury, prevention, and return to play guidelines. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate athletic training program.

ATTR 5473. Administration in Athletic Training. 3 Hours.

Administrative components of athletic training. Basic concepts of legal liability, leadership and management principles, financial management, day to day scheduling and supervision, maintenance, and general administration. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate athletic training program.

ATTR 5493. Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training. 3 Hours.

In-depth analysis of current literature, research, case studies, and musculoskeletal evaluation and rehabilitation directed toward musculoskeletal injuries of the physically active. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Education Program.

EXSC 5323. Biomechanics I. 3 Hours.

Intended to serve as in introduction to biomechanics and focuses on scientific principles involved in understanding and analyzing human motion.

EXSC 5593 Practicum in Laboratory Instrumentation. 3 Hours.

Practical experience in testing physical fitness utilizing laboratory equipment. Objective is to quantify physiological parameters, leading to the individualized exercise prescription. Corequisite: Lab component.

EXSC 5643. Advanced Psychology of Sports Injury and Rehabilitation. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to explore and discuss factors related to the psychological aspects of athletic injuries. These factors include the sociocultural, mental, emotional, and physical dimensions of injury rehabilitation. Prerequisite: Students must be accepted into the Masters of Athletic Training graduate program.

Required Project or Thesis (3-6 hours)

Either KINS 589V. Independent Research. 1-3 Hour.

Development, implementation, and completion of basic or applied research project. Prerequisite: Admission to the KINSMS degree program. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

or KINS 600V. Master's Thesis. 1-6 Hour.

Master's Thesis. May be repeated for degree credit.

Total Hours — 56-59